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Napolitano's Statement on 5th Anniversary of DACA

June 15, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, established by President Barack Obama:

“Five years ago, our nation made a promise to young undocumented immigrants that by coming out of the shadows and following the rules, they would not be deported to a foreign country unknown to them. Today we build on this promise and strengthen our commitment to all DREAMers and their families. Thanks to President Obama’s action, to date DACA has provided critical protection and opportunities for nearly 800,000 immigrant youth in the United States. These young people are the future of our nation, who have enrolled in college or signed up to serve in our military. They have jobs, pay taxes, and contribute fully to our nation’s economy. As long as they continue to abide by the rules the government set up for them, they should not have to live in fear of deportation. We stand with these courageous DREAMers and their families, who are here to stay in the country they love, as we continue to fight for true, comprehensive immigration reform once and for all.”

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